The rise of Joey Bada$$ been no less than meteoric. Since 2012, the 22-year-old rapper (real name Jo-Vaughn Virginie Scott) has released a stack of critically-acclaimed work beginning with his solo mixtape 1999 (as just a 17-year-old), followed by his debut EP and album which placed him firmly on the map. Over time, his ‘90s throwback sound began to evolve into something more ground-breaking, as clearly evidenced with his latest LP, 2017’s All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ (#5 Billboard album debut) which featured crossover hits like ‘Temptation’ and ‘Devastated’. Following huge appearances at Coachella, Lollapalooza, a headline tour of Europe to end 2017, Joey Bada$$ will kick of 2018 with a visit to Melbourne for Sugar Mountain. Says Consequence Of Sound, “Bada$$ is no longer just a kid inspired by early ’90s hip-hop trying to out rap a never-ending army of whack MCs. Now he’s a self-assured adult who is using his art to examine the world around him.”